Influenza increases mortality from Covid-19 by 600%

Influenza increases mortality from Covid-19 by 600%

People infected with both flu and coronavirus have a sixfold increased risk of death compared with the general population, new research has found, The Week informs.

And patients battling both viruses at the same time are twice as likely to die as those with Covid-19 alone, according to the Public Health England (PHE) study.

The researchers analysed data on almost 20,000 people who were tested for both Covid and influenza between 20 January and 25 April. A total of 58 of those tested were positive for both viruses.

People infected with both flu and coronavirus have a sixfold increased risk of death compared with the general population, new research has found.

And patients battling both viruses at the same time are twice as likely to die as those with Covid-19 alone, according to the Public Health England (PHE) study.

The researchers analysed data on almost 20,000 people who were tested for both Covid and influenza between 20 January and 25 April. A total of 58 of those tested were positive for both viruses, The Week reports.

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